Gursky, Andreas - Andreas Gursky (New in plastic!)
Famed worldwide for his epically proportioned photographs, Andreas Gursky is one of very few contemporary artists able to represent cultures of excessive information; which he does through images of supermarket wares, crowds, trash, architecture and nature. The realistic appearance of Andreas Gursky s final images the elements of which are adeptly reduced and digitally restructured also allow for conceptual interpretation; they are always based on the interplay between accurate reproduction and abstraction. It could be said that Gursky updates the eighteenth-century sublime for our times.
This publication surveys the artist's most recent creations, on display at the renowned Kunstmuseum Basel throughout the winter of 2007/2008. Two new groups of works in particular, one on Formula 1 races and the other on the famous Arirang Festival (a closely choreographed mass spectacle in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang), are gathered here.
Andreas Gursky (Born 15 January, 1955 in Leipzig) is one of the most important artists in the world to use large-format photographs as a means of expression. The Düsseldorf-based photographer is especially interested in congregations of people and the sites of their gatherings, ranging from the Tokyo Stock Exchange to mass raves.
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, 2008
Hardcover: 128 pages
Item weight: 970 g
Dimensions: 24.5 x 1.5 x 29.5 cm
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